I recently wrote about my October Overhaul in my post Could you do a radical declutter of your life?. I’m taking life a little slower as I examine what brings me joy and what I want to let go of what drains me of energy.
We are in mid October and I’m still muddling about but that’s okay. I’ve made a start and sharing this with you in this post. Part of my ‘decluttering exercise’ was to re-evaluate the friendships and who I have in my life.
I haven’t recorded a Micro Mondays episode on the podcast for a few weeks and again, that’s fine. I did, however, record one this week because I felt I had something of value to share. Today’s episode is all about re-evaluating friendships and #bringingmorecolourintoyourlife both of which are important for self-care and well-being.
This quote I found on Facebook which I shared with my WLWA50 Facebook community. It resonated with me and gave me some direction for an area of my October Overhaul. Sunshine lifts our mood, so why not surround ourselves with people who are sunshine rather than cloudy skies?
Lately I’ve stepped back and re-evaluated my inner circle and those I have connected with through social media. It is surprising how many ‘friends’ we have on Facebook but I realised that they are acquaintances at best, or I’ve changed or they have changed and I don’t feel we connect any longer. Have you experienced this feeling?
Of course friendship is a two-way street isn’t it? I can’t expect others to bring sunshine into my life if I’m not reciprocating and bringing sunshine to theirs. There are times when we can’t and that’s okay, because that is the time when true friends are there to support you through your ‘cloudy’ times and vice versa.
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The 100 day #bringmorecolourintoyourlife challenge
I wrote about this in a recent post and as of today I’m up to Day 9. It is amazing how much colour is around you if you take the time to look. I’m sharing Days 1 to 8 with you and would love to see what brings colour to your life. You can follow my daily pops of colour on Instagram @Womenlivingwellafter50 or join me in the Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Community